The world of fountain pens is quite a rabbit hole, and purchasing one can seem overwhelming and intimidating. There are a lot of options, a huge range of cost and quality, and oh... then there are all of the inks. In this post I am specifically going to talk about choosing and using fountain pens with waterproof ink for watercolor painting.
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Welcome to Greenleaf & Blueberry: Artisanal Handmade Watercolor Paints, Plus Materials & Supplies for the Traveling Artist
We are a tiny Artist and Chemist owned and operated company specializing in handmade supplies and materials for the traveling artist. Everything we create is held to the highest possible quality standards and made with obsessive attention to detail. We offer Artisanal Handmade Watercolors, Travel Palettes, Hand-Carved Paintbrushes, Digital Paintable Projects, Stickers, and tons of information on our Blog. We are based in Western Colorado.
Plein air painting, or painting outdoors, is a wonderful experience that many people are unfortunately too intimidated to try. There are so many benefits to painting in nature that you just don't get inside a studio - and there are plenty of challenges to keep it exciting too!
In this post I'm going to go over some basic supplies you'll find useful, how to pack them, a few environmental and safety considerations, and a couple tips and techniques to help you get started.
Meet the Makers
Hi there! I'm Jess Greenleaf, an Artist living at the edge of the Rockies in Western Colorado. My husband Matt and I founded G&B back in 2011. Between his background in Chemistry and my experience in the art supply industry and Art History -- and our mutual love of Nature, a business bloomed...